The developers behind Elite Dangerous apparently decided to ditch their marketing plans and just reveal three fairly big bits of news to make your Friday night that slightly more interesting.
That's because there's not one, not two, but three bits of information about upcoming expansions.
Here's the short version:
- Elite Dangerous: Horizons is now $29.99 on all platforms, or $59.99 with the main game and a stack of DLC.
- Elite Dangerous: Horizons is coming to Xbox One on June 3.
- The second Horizons expansion – The Engineers – comes to PC on May 26.
The Engineers will be the game's biggest update. That's not just PR exaggeration - it's absolutely massive. I'm pretty sure it would take all evening to go through it, and it'd be infinitely more enjoyable to see them firsthand. Still, that's an impressive list.
The longer version of the news, as explained by the developers, goes into more detail on new features and improvements.
Elite Dangerous: Horizons is your pass to a full season of gameplay expansions for the award-winning space epic Elite Dangerous. On June 3, Elite Dangerous: Horizons comes to Xbox One featuring the first two Horizons expansions: Planetary Landings and The Engineers. Together, they unlock a vast range of new features including 1:1 scale planets to explore, surface bases to raid, new mission opportunities, new loot and crafting opportunities, and the high-speed SRV Surface Recon Vehicle.
New to PC on May 26, The Engineers opens up a world of customization options that change the way you fly, trade, explore and fight in the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Hidden on planet surfaces across the populated galaxy, each Engineer has a unique personality and history, and they just might choose to help you with their unique weapons and specialized modules… for the right price.
On May 26 Frontier will also launch its biggest ever free update for Elite Dangerousplayers on all platforms, featuring a new mission system, collectable loot and hundreds of gameplay additions and tweaks. Xbox One players will further benefit from the addition of Private Group play and fully customizable controls.
For more details, visit elitedangerous.com